Although the elephant uses its trunk to pick up objects, the main function of the trunk is for eating and drinking. Using its trunk, the elephant can graze around trees or the ground without any movement of its head, and... More »

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Elephants are gray in color and have a long trunk that has several uses, including breathing and feeding. They are the largest land mammals on Earth. More »

Elephant nose fish prefer a carnivorous diet of blood worms and brine shrimp. They also eat chopped earthworms, flake, frozen meat-based foods and pellets when in an aquarium. This type of fish has a long trunk-like "nos... More »

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Characterized by their long trunks and large ears, elephants are the largest land-living mammals in the world. There are two types of elephants: African and Asian elephants. Elephants have no natural predators; human dev... More »

The median lifespan of an elephant in the wild is 56 years for female African elephants and 42 years for female Asian elephants. Elephants can reach ages of over 70 years old. In captivity, elephants only live to be abou... More »

Elephants evolved to their current size over the course of tens of millions of years; this size adaptation is likely a survival mechanism because a full-sized, adult elephant faces very little threat from predators, thou... More »

Baby elephants, or elephant calves, are usually about 3 feet tall and weigh about 250 pounds when they are born. They are born with fuzzy black or red fur, which they eventually lose, on their heads and backs. Otherwise,... More »